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Trick-or-Treating Events in Tampa Bay

If you’re not up for trick-or-treating in your neighborhood…or even want to snag some treats pre-Halloween, there are some SPOOKtacular events happening throughout October, including some outdoor and social distancing friendly trick-or-treating events!

Related: Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes, Halloween events and MORE!

*Events will be updated and added as they are announced.

Here are some of our favorite trick-or-treating events:

(Listed in order of date of event.)

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens

Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 2-31, 2021
Cost: Included with theme park admission

At Sesame Street Kid’s Weekends, fan-favorite friendly monsters are also getting into the Halloween spirit in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun play area at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! This not-too-spooky event is a perfect way for little ones to celebrate Halloween with their favorite Sesame Street characters. 2021 details haven’t been been released yet, but we know there will be trick-or-treating, photo opps with characters and more! buschgardens.com/tampa

Related: 2019 Halloween FUN at Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens!

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends in October 2021, various times
Cost: Included with daily admission
Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy modified spooky LEGO building activities, contactless trick or treating via candy chutes throughout the park, socially distanced meet-and-greets with spooky characters, and MORE. legoland.com/florida

Trick-or-Treat Trail at Largo Central Park | Friday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

October 29, 2021, 6pm
201 Highland Ave, Largo, FL
Cost: Free for the first 1,500 kids on sight (under 12)
Bring your kiddos dressed in their Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating around Largo City Hall. Bags and candy will be provided. This is an outdoor event. Learn more at playlargo.com.

Field of Screams in Seminole 

October 29 , 2021 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
9100 113th Street in Seminole

The City of Seminole Recreation Division will be hosting its annual FREE Field of Screams event which includes trick-or-treating, costume contests, photo opps, and $7 unlimited admission to the bounce zone–if you buy bounce zone tickets before October 28, they’ll be $5. You can also enter in the pumpkin carving contest. Learn more here.

Riverwalk Trick or Treat and Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Tampa

Saturday, October 30, 2021: Trick or Treat is from 4-7pm and Boat Parade is from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Come on out to the Tampa Riverwalk for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treat event with 50+ treat stations and then stick around for the new Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in partnership with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. thetampariverwalk.com

Strawberry Passion Organics Farm’s Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2021, 10am-2pm
11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33952
Head over to the farm for some fall sweet treats available in our Shake Shack, photo opps, and a contest for the best decorated trunks. Please direct message them on Facebook if you are interested in setting up your trunk!

Trunk-or-Treat at a Pasco County Safety Town

Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31 from 12 pm-3 pm
15362 Alric Potterberg Rd, Shady Hills 
Pasco County Safety Town is once again hosting its annual trick-or-treating event for kiddos and this year they are giving you two days to choose from so you don’t miss out on the fun. You can stay up to date on their Facebook page here.

Trick-or-Treating with Dinosaurs at The Bishop in Bradenton

Saturday, October 30 from 4.m.-8 p.m.
201 10th Street West, Bradenton
Kids can trick-or-treat among the dinos of DinoVenture during this special Halloween event. Tickets are $5 each. Kids under two are free. You can purchase your tickets here.

Tampa Bay History Center’s Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 30, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
As the sun sets, the Tampa Bay History Center comes alive for one special evening! Haunt the History Center and trick-or-treat your way through the galleries—including “Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida.” If the treasure you seek is a sweet reward from history’s heroes, plan your visit now. This event is open to children of all ages with an adult companion. Adult $14.95, Seniors $12.95, Youth (7-17) $10.95, Children (0-6) free. Learn more here.

Spooky Stroll at TRIBE Seminole Heights

October 30, 2021 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

The TRIBE Seminole Heights is once again hosting a Spooky Stroll for families featuring a guided path and plenty of Halloween activities and displays! There will be plenty of treats and to keep everyone healthy, social distancing will be encouraged. Since this event is outdoors, strollers and wagons are welcome. You will need to make a reservation to attend. Learn more by visiting the Facebook page.

Wesley Chapel Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 30-31 (daily times vary)
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s 17th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival returns this year with live music and entertainment, crafters, pet costume contest, pumpkin patch, and Halloween activities including a free Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween at 4pm. They will also have the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally with over 70 national food trucks! Taking place this year at the Tampa Premium Outlets, admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. For more information, click here.

Riverwalk Trick or Treat and Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Tampa

Saturday, October 30, 2021: Trick or Treat is from 4-7pm and Boat Parade is from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Come on out to the Tampa Riverwalk for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treat event with 50+ treat stations and then stick around for the new Halloween Lighted Boat Parade in partnership with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. thetampariverwalk.com

MOSI Monster Mash

October 31 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Your kiddos can get dressed up for some indoor Halloween fun at their favorite science museum! MOSI’s Monster Mash is a FREE event for members and included with admission. The kids can trick-or-treat throughout the museum, take part in Hallo-STEAM activities, watch a mad science show, and for an extra fee, see a cool Halloween Space Show in the Saunders Planetarium. mosi.org

Halloween on Central in St Pete 

October 31 from noon-5:00 pm

22 blocks in St. Pete will be closed to traffic for a chance for families to trick or treat in the street! There will also be costume contests and festival activities. This is a partnership between Car-Free St Pete, The EDGE District, Grand Central District and Open Streets St Pete. Learn more here as more details are released.

*Cover image by iStock by Getty Images. Credit: gpointstudio


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Howl-O-Train and Carnival at Largo Central Park

October 23, 2021, 11am-3pm
101 Central Park Dr., Largo, FL 33771
Cost: $15 for train and carnival, $5 carnival only
All aboard the spooky train! Take a ride on the open air, miniature trains through Largo Central Park where you’ll spot Halloween themed scenes and characters throughout! Stay and play at the carnival. Tickets are $15 for the train ride and carnival and $5 for just the carnival. Book your tickets in advance here before they sell out: playlargo.com

The Great Pumpkin Drive-Thru in Dunedin

October 23, 2021, 10am-1pm
903 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Cost: $5 per child (adults are free)
Dress up in your Halloween costumes and head to Dunedin for this great drive through experience! Participants will drive through Highlander Park, admiring all the Halloween, fall and pumpkin-themed scenes, decorations and music. Local businesses, organizations and members from the community will be participating in this event by setting up and decorating their vehicles and trunks, and waving to participants as they drive by. Each child will receive a goody bag filled with trinkets and treats at the end of the drive. Recommended for preschool and elementary ages. Click here for more info.

Tarpon Springs Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru BOO at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division

October 23, 2021, 5pm-8pm
400 S. Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Cost: Free
Don’t miss this FREE, drive-thru event! Kiddos can get dressed up in their favorite costumes and collect treats from the trunks oat the event. Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to get out of your car. Local kid-friendly businesses that would like to host a “Trunk” can contact Ashley Harter at aharter@ctsfl.us or call 727-942-5628 exploretarponsprings.com

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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